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sftp put -r not working, terminal prints “Entering myDirectory” and then nothing happens

February 5, 2016 1.1k views
Linux Basics Ubuntu

I am trying to upload a directory from my local machine to a Digital Ocean droplet, ubuntu 14.04, using the command "put -r myDirectory". Initially I had the "unable to canonicalize path" issue, but I created a remote 'myDirectory' as instructed and the error message disappeared.

However, "put -r myDirectory" still doesn't work - the console prints "Uploading myDirectory/ to /remote/path/myDirectory, Entering myDirectory/" and then nothing happens. I am new to sftp but I'm very puzzled as I can't find my problem on the internet.

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